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African Americans were under the control of Jim Crow Laws in the South and various other degrees of discrimination in the Northern and Western parts of the country. While 2.5 million African American men registered for the draft to fight for Wilson's "four freedoms," they felt keenly the ironic discord between what they were fighting for abroad and fighting against at home. World War II encouraged agitation at home for the full rights of citizenship for African Americans.
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